Oklahoma schools to receive less money from state in 2008-09

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Nearly half of Oklahoma schools will be getting less money this year. State aid allocations were released Thursday by the State Board Of Education.

State Superintendent Sandy Garrett says 224 of the state's 535 districts will receive less funding for 2008-2009 compared to last year. She says although public school enrollment has increased, and the cost of gas, utilities, and food are going up, the legislature did not provide for extra funding.

For most school districts, state aid makes up the largest source of their funding. The largest decrease in our area is at mill creek in Johnston County. Other districts losing a large amount of funding include Coalgate in Coal County and Ardmore schools.

To find out where your child's school stands in terms of 2008-09 funding, check this link: http://www.sde.state.ok.us/

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